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Re: [Scheme-reports] Comments on revised WG1 charter
On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 14:12:14 -0400, John Cowan <cowan@x> wrote:
> Although some of the libraries were pushed through the SRFI process,
> they were not properly marinated by being implemented and used heavily to
> flush out design and usability bugs. Only on very rare occasions should
> something be standardized that has not been in widespread use already.
Indeed, I agree that the R6RS effort did not properly adhere to
standardization principles of testing and implementing (and using in real
life) before they standardized things. On the other hand, I wouldn't
consider that necessarily ad hoc, since many of there work did have
reasons and direction, just it didn't have the proper testing for it.
And, I know that people won't like it when I say this, but I find R6RS to
be quite usable in practice.
Aaron W. Hsu
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
victims may be the most oppressive. -- C. S. Lewis
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